Bring your group to CALM
CALM hosts more than 20,000 students, educators and parents who visit the zoo on organized field trips every year. A discounted rate for school groups is $4 per child and $6 per adult. These fees include zoo admission, a wildlife program with a CALM staff and a reserved pavilion area for lunch or snack.
An adult to student ratio of 1:10 is required for students in grades 1 – 6, and 1:5 for kindergarten or pre-school.
CALM offers $3 grab bags packed with great items from the gift store. This is a good option for schools that don’t have time or availability to let their students visit the gift store during their trip to the zoo. The grab bags save time and provide a chance for the kids to take a piece of CALM home with them. Bags are subject to variations while supplies last and prices are subject to California State tax rate. Each bag could include a mixture of low priced items such as pencils, animal cards, small plastic animals or a smashed penny with a CALM animal logo. If your school is interested in making arrangements to have the grab bags ready on the day of your field trip, please contact Jordan Reed at 661-871-1883 or email to email@example.com. Please allow at least 1-2 weeks notice for the bags to be ready.
We’ll bring the zoo to you
If you are unable to come to the zoo, CALM offers a traveling education program, which includes ambassador animals for your school assembly. Topics and times vary for different grade levels, but all are designed to meet the state science content standards and include 4-6 ambassador animals. The fee for the first assembly is $225 and an additional $195 for a second assembly following the first. There will be a $.54 per mile charge for each mile to and from the school site. Additional staff travel rates may apply to locations more than 1 hour away from CALM.
To schedule a field trip or school assembly, please contact:
Jordan Reed at 661-871-1883 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org